How to Make Carolina mustard sauce

How to Make Carolina mustard sauce - 1 59
  • Yellow mustard: 100g
  • Dijon mustard: 50g
  • Honey: 30g
  • Apple cider vinegar: 30g
  • Brown sugar: 25g
  • Worcestershire sauce: 15g
  • Garlic powder: 5g
  • Paprika: 5g
  • Salt: 2g
  • Black pepper: 2g
  • Cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat): 1g
Per serving
Calories: 150 kcal
Proteins: 1.5 g
Fats: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the yellow mustard and Dijon mustard.
  • Add the honey, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to the bowl. Mix well to ensure everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) until the sauce is smooth and all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and place it over medium heat.
  • Cook the sauce for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. The sauce should thicken slightly during this process.
  • Once the sauce has reached your desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Pour the sauce into a clean, airtight jar or bottle for storage. It can be refrigerated and used for up to a few weeks.

Carolina mustard sauce is a beloved condiment known for its distinctive tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor. Its main ingredients, mustard and vinegar, give it a bright yellow color and a zesty kick that complements a wide range of dishes, particularly barbecue and grilled meats. The balance of flavors in this sauce makes it a popular choice for adding a unique twist to various foods.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Carolina mustard sauce is a signature condiment in South Carolina, especially in the regions known for their barbecue traditions.
  2. The sauce’s roots can be traced back to German immigrants who settled in the state in the 18th century, bringing their mustard-based recipes with them.
  3. Unlike many other barbecue sauces that rely on tomato or vinegar bases, Carolina mustard sauce stands out for its prominent use of mustard and honey, giving it a distinctive flavor profile.
  4. There are variations of this sauce, with some recipes using more Dijon mustard for a smoother texture, while others prefer a spicier version with additional cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Different regions and families may have their own unique twists on the classic recipe.
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